Walmart Canada commits to 100% alternatively powered fleet vehicles by 2028; orders 30 more Tesla semis

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Walmart Canada plans to power its fleet using 100% alternative power by 2028. The first 20 Tesla Semis will be used to support Walmart Canada’s fleet base in Mississauga, Ontario. —John Bayliss, senior vice-president, logistics and supply chain, Walmart Canada.

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Electric car rebates end in Ontario, Canada

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Following the election of Conservative Doug Ford as premier July 7, Ontario, Canada, has canceled the province's generous tax incentives for electric cars, according to an announcement on Wednesday on the Ministry of Transportation's website. Canada tax credit

2018 63

Volkswagen Group Canada forms Electrify Canada to install network of ultra-fast electric vehicle chargers

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Volkswagen Group Canada has formed Electrify Canada, a new company that will build an ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) direct current (DC) charging network across Canada. The initial Electrify Canada plan includes the installation of 32 EV charging sites near major highways and in major metro areas in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. —Daniel Weissland, president and CEO, Volkswagen Group Canada, Inc. Canada Electric (Battery) Infrastructure

2018 65

Tesla dominated electric-car sales in Canada in June

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Electric cars accounted for nearly 3 percent of all passenger vehicles sold in Canada in June, thanks to a surge of Tesla Model 3 deliveries. Canada Car SalesWith the California-based automaker famously coy about country-by-country deliveries, June delivery data won’t be finalized until later this month. Several other automakers also decline to break out.

2018 68

VW electric charger network spreads to Canada

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Volkswagen announced Thursday that it will set up a similar network in Canada—called Electrify Canada, logically enough. Electrify Canada plans to set up 32 DC fast-charging stations in major Canadian cities and along highways across the country. Mirroring its Electrify America network of public fast chargers for electric cars in the U.S., Charging Networks Electrify America

2018 63

Post-Peak: plug-in electric-car sales in Canada for July

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Sales data for plug-in cars in Canada in June and July show the effect of large purchase incentives. In its first full month of availability in Canada in June, the Tesla Model 3 racked up 2,329 sales, shattering the country’s monthly record for electric-car sales and making it the 16th bestselling car in the country overall. Canada

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Shoppers in Canada may wait nearly a year to buy new Chevy Bolt EV

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The new Chevy Bolt EV was a long time coming, but interested buyers in some parts of Canada may have to wait longer. A GM spokeswoman in Canada confirmed the delay. BEV CanadaKent Wallace reported to us last week that Toronto-area dealerships were quoting shoppers an 8- to 12-month wait for the 238-mile electric car. DON'T MISS: Driving a Chevy Bolt EV.

2018 63

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, May 2018: Rewriting records

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Last month, the Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid set a new single-month sales record for plug-in electric vehicles in Canada and sold 589 units. sales CanadaOne month later, that sales pace—plus one car—is only good enough for fourth place. Nissan shattered Mitsubishi’s record in May with 906 sales of its Leaf electric car, astounding by.

2018 64

Government of Canada to develop a national Zero-Emissions Vehicle strategy by 2018

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The Government of Canada is moving forward with provincial and territorial partners, industry and stakeholders, to develop a national strategy to increase the number of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVS)—battery electric, plug-in hybrid, and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles—on Canadian roads by 2018. Transportation accounts for about 24% of Canada’s emissions, mostly from cars and trucks. Canada Electric (Battery) Fuel Cells Plug-ins Policy

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Montréal and Laval award Canada’s largest-yet battery-electric bus contract to New Flyer

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The Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) and the Société de transport de Laval (STL) have awarded New Flyer a contract for 40 forty-foot, zero-emission, battery-electric Xcelsior CHARGE heavy-duty transit buses, marking the largest-yet battery-electric bus contract in Canada.

2018 106

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, March 2018: Prius Prime rivals Volt

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The Chevy Volt won its umpteenth monthly plug-in sales title in Canada last month, but soaring sales of other models were the big story in the Canuck electric vehicle market—which may have reached 1.75 The Volt tallied 555 March sales, Canada’s second-best single-month total for any model, second only to. sales Canada New car sales plug-in cars

2018 56

Canada awarding $25K to project to develop rail engine capable of running on blends of hydrogen and diesel

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Canada’s Minister of Transport, Marc Garneau, announced an investment of $25,000 for a University of Windsor project called “Hydrogen Enabled Low-Emissions and Fuel Efficient Diesel Engine Combustion Technology for Clean Locomotives”. The award is under Canada’s Clean Rail Academic Grant Program, which provides funding to support academic research programs that are developing technologies and practices to reduce air emissions from the rail sector. Canada Engines Fuel Cells Hydroge

2018 65

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, October 2016: Volt's seven-peat

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Though Chevy Volt sales in Canada fell from stratospheric to mere tropospheric levels in October, the vehicle remains Canada's monthly sales leader for the seventh consecutive month. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years; the Chevy Volt won the Canadian electric-car sales trophy for the seventh time in seven months.

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Quebec passes Canada's first zero-emission vehicle rule, to start in 2018

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Quebec's Assemblée Nationale passed the regulation on October 26 by a unanimous vote of 112 to 0, and to universal praise from Canada's electric vehicle community. Canada California plug-in cars Zero Emission Vehicle regulation state laws QuebecQuebec has become the first Canadian province to adopt a requirement for sales of a certain number of zero-emission vehicles, similar to the one in effect in California.

2016 87

Plug-in Electric Car Sales in Canada, May 2016: Canada crosses 20,000 cars with plugs

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The Chevy Volt's May sales numbers put it in the driver's seat in Canada for the fourth time in five months The country welcomed its 10,000th plug-in electric vehicle around October 2014, about 40 months after the first Nissan Leafs arrived. sales Canada New car sales plug-in cars

2016 62

New Government, New Hope For More Electric Cars In Canada?

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Politics Canada energy policy incentives plug-in carsCanadian electric vehicle advocates can look at the election of Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party with cautious optimism, and not just for the party's promise to install charging stations at government buildings. Gerald Butts, Prime Minister Trudeau's chief policy advisor, played a role in the Province of Ontario's decision to shutter its coal.

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Government of Canada announces national plan for carbon pricing

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The Government of Canada has proposed a pan-Canadian approach to pricing carbon emissions; under the new plan, all Canadian jurisdictions will have carbon pricing in place by 2018. To accomplish this, Canada will set a benchmark for pricing carbon emissions—set at a level that will help Canada meet its greenhouse gas emission targets. The Government of Canada will provide a pricing system for provinces and territories that do not adopt one of the two systems by 2018.

2016 74

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada for Jan: Outlander has landed (plus 2017 analysis)

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If that ratio holds, the Outlander PHEV could become Canada’s second. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV helped the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market to its first 1,000-unit January last month. The company sold 174 of its plug-in hybrid SUV in its first full month on sale, representing about 30 percent of overall Outlander sales.

2018 56

British Columbia opens first hydrogen filling station in Canada

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Canada’s first retail hydrogen fueling station opened on Friday June 15 in Vancouver, part of a network of eight hydrogen stations expected in British Columbia in the next two years. By 2020, the program will add hydrogen dispensers at five retail stations in Metro Vancouver and one station in the provincial capital of Victoria. A seventh. fuel cells

2018 63

Tesla Model 3 orders open to all US, Canada buyers

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The company invited all reservation holders in the United States and Canada to place their orders, according to a Bloomberg report. Tesla Model 3 reservation holders who have been patiently waiting for their turn to order their cars just got a chance to move up in line. To place their orders, reservation holders will have to place an additional

2018 62

Driving a Chevy Bolt EV electric car across Canada, all the way

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To celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, Barb Hetherington and Buddy Boyd embarked on their maiden voyage to prove electric car travel is feasible in a very large country with some very sparsely populated areas. Canada road trips plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV With a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV as their chariot, and their dog Piper for company, the couple left Victoria, British Columbia. They don't plan.

2017 68

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Nov 2017: the vaulting Chevy Volt

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A record 582 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrids were sold in Canada last month, two months after Chevy delivered a then-record 483 Volts in September. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The achievement is even more impressive considering Canadian car sales dropped by 15 percent between the two months, as the industry enters its slow season. The November Volt sales are more than the 536.

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Plug-in electric car sales In Canada, Sep 2017: 1 percent now, 99 percent to go

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The market share of plug-in electric cars in Canada appears to have topped 1 percent for the first time ever last month. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Final sales totals won’t be available until registration data arrives later this month. We estimate that just under 1,900 vehicles with plugs were sold last month, compared to roughlyk 187,000 sales across the country of.

2017 62

Havelaar Canada unveils battery-electric pickup truck

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Havelaar Canada launched the Bison battery-electric pickup truck at the EMC show in Markham, Ontario today. The first all-electric pickup truck designed and tested in Canada, Havelaar’s Bison is built for tough Canadian weather conditions and challenging terrain.

2017 78

Plug-in electric car cales in Canada, Nov 2016: Bolts from the blue?

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Canada's first three Chevrolet Bolt EVs were registered in October, no doubt for media test-drives and dealership training ahead of the 238-mile electric car's Canadian launch. sales Canada New car sales plug-in carsThat event is expected to take place early next year, but with photos of truckloads of Bolt EVs headed for U.S. dealers, their counterparts north of the border will clearly.

2016 77

U of Waterloo Autonomoose autonomous vehicle on the road in Canada

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Researchers from the University of Waterloo Center for Automotive Research (WatCAR) in Canada are modifying a Lincoln MKZ Hybrid to autonomous drive-by-wire operation. Ontario is the first province in Canada to create a pilot program to test automated vehicles on its roads.

2016 91

Canada electric-car news: EV Discovery Centre, more charging sites, ZEV mandates debated

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As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, the plug-in electric vehicle sector has charged forward, with developments on the national, provincial and even municipal levels. Plug-In Hybrids Canada plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Here’s our take on six of the most salient stories. Federal ZEV committee On May 26, the Canadian government announced its intent to develop a national Zero Emission.

2017 64

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Feb 2018: turning over new Leafs

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Unfortunately for the world’s best-selling plug-in electric vehicle (and third-best in Canada), its tally was beaten by both the Volkswagen e-Golf and. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Cumulative Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales surpassed 50,000 units in February, aided by the second-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf, which sold 179 units in its “rookie” month.

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Canada's first Nissan Leaf electric car drive remains committed after five years

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Canada costs plug-in cars Cost Of OwnershipOver five years after they first went on sale, Nissan electric cars have racked up an impressive amount of mileage: more than 2.5 billion kilometers (1.6 billion miles). The Nissan Leaf has proven that electric cars can handle the rigors of daily driving just as well as internal-combustion models. At the same time, Leafs have inspired the.

2016 87

Renault Twizy 40 arrives in Canada

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Twizy, Renault’s all-electric quadricyle, has been certified by Transport Canada, and is now set for release on the Canadian market. Renault’s local partner, AZRA Canada, will be selling Twizy 40 from summer 2016.

2016 90

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, September 2016: new record?

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sales Canada New car sales plug-in carsThe past week has brought a "hat trick" of good news for Canadian plug-in electric vehicle owners. The Toronto Blue Jays made the major-league baseball playoffs, the Canadian government announced a national carbon price to come by 2018, and a spectacular September almost certainly shattered monthly electric-car sales records. DON'T MISS: U.S.

2016 82

SFU researchers find promise for plug-in vehicles in Canada, but need for increased supply and policy support

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New work by a team at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Canada has found that more than one-third of Canadian buyers want a plug-in vehicle (PEV), with the majority of those (89—93%) wanting a plug-in hybrid rather than a pure electric vehicle.

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, June 2017: Prime time

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That province is the home of Canada’s sole zero-emission vehicle mandate, patterned on California’s. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Toyota made a strong return to the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market in June, selling 144 Prius Prime plug-in hybrids. The tally is all the more remarkable as the vehicle has so far launched only in Quebec.

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, May 2017: what dominance looks like

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Barring a sales collapse in June, it will have led the category for a remarkable two-thirds of the months (48 of 72) in which electric vehicles from major carmakers have been available in Canada. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV As certain as LeBron James reaching the NBA Finals, the Chevy Volt led the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market in May.

2017 64

Shell completes divestment of oil sand interests in Canada; retains Scotford refinery and plants

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Royal Dutch Shell plc announced the completion of two previously announced agreements by Shell Canada Energy, Shell Canada Limited and Shell Canada Resources (Shell) that will see Shell sell all its in-situ and undeveloped oil sands interests in Canada and reduce its share in the Athabasca Oil Sands Project (AOSP) from 60% to 10%. Canada Oil sands

Canada targets cutting GHGs 30% below 2005 levels by 2030; new regulations for oil and gas, power, petrochemicals

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Canada Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq announced that Canada plans to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 30% below 2005 levels by 2030. Regulations for natural gas-fired electricity, which would build on Canada’s existing coal-fired electricity regulations.

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Canada electric-car news: EV Awards, surging Solo sales, electric-bus boom

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Canada plug-in cars Awards dealerships BusesComing in mid-October, Canadian Thanksgiving roughly coincides with the return of ice hockey. This year, the country’s plug-in electric vehicle fans have their own reasons for giving thanks—and not just because the National Hockey League followed Tesla’s lead and expanded into Nevada. Among the items are the latest annual.

Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Apr 2017: plus ça change.

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In April, the Chevy Volt enjoyed its 13th consecutive month as Canada's best-selling plug in electric vehicle, and its 46th month overall. sales Plug-In Hybrids Canada New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The Volt remains the undisputed king of the Canadian plug-in electric vehicle market. While overshadowed by other vehicles in its home U.S. market, the Volt's leadership of the Canadian plug-in segment recalls.

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, Aug 2017: Chevy Volt's 50th win

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Much has changed since its September 2011 arrival in the home of the beaver—which, we note, is not just Oregon State University’s mascot, but Canada’s national animal as well. sales Canada New car sales plug-in carsThe Chevrolet Volt won its 17th straight Canadian plug-in electric vehicle sales title in August, which became its 50th overall.

2017 58

Canada invests $1.9M to support Nano One advanced battery production technology

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The Government of Canada is investing up to $1.9 million from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) in Vancouver-based Nano One to support the development of advanced battery technology for electric vehicles. The program is providing up to $100 million over five years (2015-2020) to encourage Canadian automotive suppliers to develop new innovative products and processes that will make Canada more competitive on a global scale. Batteries Canada

2016 88

Canada awards Nano One up to $349,000 to improve durability of Li-ion batteries; high-voltage spinel

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Nano One Materials has launched a project focused on improving the durability of lithium-ion cathode materials with the support of the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP).

2018 90

Tesla sales: how much do rebates matter to buyers in Canada?

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sales rebates Canada incentives Tesla Motors New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The government of Ontario amended its plug-in electric vehicle incentive program in March, eliminating incentives for vehicles with a recommended price of $75,000 or more. What effect will this have on demand for Tesla’s Model S and X? Two years ago, this site analyzed the impacts on electric-car sales in British Columbia when funding for.

2018 52

Fusion Hybrid needs to burn more gas to keep engine healthy: Ford Canada

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The answer, at least according to Ford Canada, is when the hybrid in question is driven in a cold climate, but only for short distances. Maintenance CanadaHere's a riddle to consider. When is it a good thing for a hybrid car to burn more gasoline? CHECK OUT: 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Quick Winter Gas Mileage Test (Mar 2013) After a customer complained of problems.

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